Studies & Bills

Orders of Reference

An order of reference is a decision of the Senate authorizing a committee to undertake the study of an issue, bill or other matter. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. However, three committees are empowered by the Rules of the Senate to act on their own initiative without a prior order of reference from the Senate. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament; the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration; and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.

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Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (promotion of English and French)
2004-02-26
Monday, March 1, 2004 at 5:30 PM
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Gérard Finn, Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Communications Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • The Honourable Senator Jean-Robert Gauthier, Sponsor of the Bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Louise Guertin, Director General, Corporate Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Michel Robichaud, Director General, Investigations Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Johane Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
Study upon the operation of the Official Languages Act, and of regulations and directives made thereunder, within those institutions subject to the Act, as well as upon the reports of the Commissioner of Official Languages, the President of the Treasury Board and the Minister of Canadian Heritage
2004-02-19
Monday, May 10, 2004 at 5:30 PM
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Marcel Beaudry, Chairman (From the National Capital Commission:)
  • Denis Cuillerier, Director, Official Languages Directorate (As an Individual)
  • Gérard Finn, Special Advisor (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Suzanne Gustafsson, Executive Director, Human Resources Branch (As an Individual)
  • Gilbert Langelier, Director, Audits, Investigations Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Sylvie Lemieux, Acting Director General, Accommodation and portfolio management (From Public Works and Government Services Canada:)
  • Hilaire Lemoine, Director General, Official Languages Support Programs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Francis Potié, Director General (From the Association de la presse francophone)
  • Annick Schultz, Director of Communications and Government Relations (From the Association de la presse francophone)
Monday, April 26, 2004 at 5:00 PM
  • The Honourable Hélène Chalifour Scherrer, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage ()
  • The Honourable Denis Coderre, P.C., M.P., President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, P.C., M.P, Minister of Health, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister responsible for Official Languages (As an Individual)
Monday, March 29, 2004 at 5:32 PM
  • Georges Arès, President (From the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada:)
  • Gina Bernard, Research Projects Coordinator (From the Centre for Research and Information on Canada)
  • Diane Côté, Director, Liaison and Research (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada:)
  • Andrew Parkin, Co-Director (From the Centre for Research and Information on Canada:)
Monday, March 1, 2004 at 5:30 PM
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Gérard Finn, Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Communications Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • The Honourable Senator Jean-Robert Gauthier, Sponsor of the Bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Louise Guertin, Director General, Corporate Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Michel Robichaud, Director General, Investigations Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Johane Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
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